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Michael Newsome, PhD

Vice President for Academics


Michael Newsome is GSSM’s Vice President of Academic Affairs.  Michael has a PhD in economics with specialties in international and natural resource economics.  He has over 20 years of experience in research, senior-level academic administration, international teaching, and instructional leadership.  Newsome was a tenured Full Professor of Economics and an MBA Director at Marshall University before coming to the Governor’s School in 2016.  At GSSM, he facilitates the operations of the school's excellent faculty and student-centered academic service offices like registrar, college counseling, research and inquiry, student success, and academic teams and competitions.  Each semester, Michael teaches a GSSM residential course in either entrepreneurship, finance, or economics.  Newsome also enjoys hosting GSSM’s video podcast, The STEM Formula.